Summer Mindfulness

Summer Mindfulness

by Rev. Racquel Ray Associate Minister of Congregational Life   Jesus taught the disciples, “…do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or what you will drink or about your body, what you will wear…Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap...
…the Wonderful Synod of IN.

…the Wonderful Synod of IN.

by Rev. Dr. Dale Azevedo,  Sr. Minister Not only did I survive my time at General Synod earlier this month, but I enjoyed myself as well! If you missed my last blog, General Synod is the biennial national meeting of the United Church of Christ. Or, at least, it was....
…the Wonderful Synod of IN.

I’m off to see the Synod…

by Rev. Dr. Dale Azevedo,  Sr. Minister   Tomorrow, Thursday, I leave for General Synod 2023. What is General Synod, you ask? Unofficially, General Synod is the national gathering of the United Church of Christ (UCC), our parent denomination. It brings together...
Women of the Bible and Ministry

Women of the Bible and Ministry

by Rev. Racquel Ray Associate Minister of Congregational Life   Have you ever wondered why ‘women in ministry’ is such a divisive issue among Christians?  Have you questioned why certain denominations exclude women from serving as clergy?  Have you thought about...
In Memoriam

In Memoriam

by Rev. Racquel Ray Assoc. Minister of Congregational Life   I am not a pacifist. Try as I might to change myself through prayer, worship, contemplation, study, and reflection, I still believe in the value of confrontation and defense when needed. I am not one to...
Youth Group is Great!

Youth Group is Great!

by Rev. Racquel Ray Assoc. Minister of Congregational Life   In October of 2021, I wrote my first blog for Barrington Congregational Church, UCC on the importance of the presence of children within our congregation. That blog began with, “Children’s presence in...